Handbook of Basic Electricity

Handbook of Basic Electricity

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878914203
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Series: Science Learning and Practice Series
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 94,910
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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What This Book Will Do For You

Enormous effort was employed by talented instructors to make the material in this book reader-friendly and easy to follow. It was prepared for electrical training courses. It is a practical manual that enables even the novice reader to grasp the various topics quickly and thoroughly. Theories are presented with illustrations and explanations that give the reader the satisfaction and enjoyment that comes with understanding them quickly.

The book is one of a kind in that it teaches the concepts of basic electricity in a way that is clear, concise, and very easy to understand. It forms an excellent foundation for those who wish to proceed from the basics to more advanced topics.

Numerous illustrations are included to simplify learning both theories and their applications. Direct-current and alternating-current devices and circuits are explained in detail. Magnetism, as well as motors and generators are described to give the reader a thorough understanding of them.

The book is an excellent resource for the layman as well as the licensed electrician. Much of the material in this book was derived from U.S. Government sources for training electrical technicians.

Table of Contents

Handbook of Basic Electricity



1 Safety
2 Fundamental concepts of electricity
3 Batteries
4 Series d-c circuits
5 Parallel d-c circuits
6 Network analysis of d-c circuits
7 Electrical conductors and wiring techniques
8 Electromagnetism and magnetic circuits
9 Introduction to alternating-current electricity
10 Inductance
11 Capacitance
12 Inductive and capacitive reactance
13 Fundamental alternation-current circuit theory
14 Circuit protective and control devices
15 Electrical indicating instruments
16 Alternating-current generators and transformers
17 Alternating-current motors
18 Direct-current generators
19 Direct-current motors
20 Magnetic amplifiers
21 Synchros and servomechanisms

I. Greek alphabet
II. Common abbereviations and letter symbols
III. Electrical terms
IV. Component color code
V. Cable type and size designations
VI. Current-carrying capacities of conductors
VII. Full load currents of motors
VIII. Forumulas
IX. Trigonometric functions
X. Square and square roots
XI. Laws of exponents


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is easy to use as a supplement to an electronics course or as a research vehicle for for someone who needs to understand electronic's terms or functions.